May 22, 2013

New Children's Listings Proposed

     From today's Federal Register:
Several body systems in our Listing of Impairments (listings) contain listings for children based on impairment of linear growth or weight loss. We propose to replace those listings with new listings, add a listing to the genitourinary body system for children, and provide new introductory text for each listing explaining how to apply the new criteria.


Anonymous said...

Do you see this as the beginning of the changes to Child SSI, with more changes in the future reducing or eliminating this portion of SSI claims? Elimination of Child SSI would have a dramatic impact on the public and the agency. SSA would have more time for SSI work, without the post entitlement work on children claims and age 18 redeterminations. The public would be outraged and will present this as an attack on the poor and least able to defend themselves.

Anonymous said...

I do not see child SSI disappearing. SSA had the chance to limit child SSI after Zebley when it could have stuck with disability requiring meeting or equaling a listing (as Congress wanted), but instead invented functional equivalency to keep handing out the cash. Colvin is not going to do anything that will rile liberal/progressive/democrat groups.